The first president of Afghanistan after Soviet occupation and premier Islamic scholar, Mawlana Sibghatullah Mojaddedi visited the offices of Tabah Foundation on Thursday, April 28th, and was received by Habib Ali al-Jifri, the General Director, Wassim Khashoggi, CER Director, Walead Mosaad, Education and Culture Manager, and Abaas Chaudhry, Associate Project Manager. Accompanying Mawlana Mojaddadi was his son and ambassador of Afghanistan to the UAE, HE Dr. Najibullah Mojaddadi.
Mawlana Mojaddadi served the jihad against Soviet troops in the 1980’s and was selected as the first President of Afghanistan after the exodus of Soviet troops from the country. He served for a previously agreed upon term of two months, at which point he voluntarily relinquished power in order to avoid the infighting that arose between the various Afghani factions after the Soviet occupation.
During the visit to Tabah, the situation of Muslims in Afghanistan was discussed, as well as the efforts undertaken for reconciliation and to bring stability and prosperity to the country. Mawlan Mojaddedi was also introduced to Tabah Foundation activities and areas of interest.
Dr. Michael J. Murray from the John Templeton Foundation paid a visit to Tabah Foundation in Abu Dhabi, where he was received by Tabah’s General Director Al Habib Ali Aljifri and met with Tabah’s senior managers. Dr. Murray has been given an overview of the Foundation, its vision and key goals and the ongoing projects especially at the Research Department, in which he expressed his interest in finding ways of collaboration between the two foundations.
Dr. Michael J. Murray is vice president, philosophy and theology at the John Templeton Foundation, responsible for creating research initiatives that engage big questions in these fields and their intersection with the sciences.
Established in 1987 in Philadelphia, USA, The John Templeton Foundation serves as a philanthropic catalyst for discoveries relating to the Big Questions of human purpose and ultimate reality. It supports research on subjects ranging from complexity, evolution, and infinity to creativity, forgiveness, love, and free will. It encourages civil, informed dialogue among scientists, philosophers, and theologians and between such experts and the public at large, for the purposes of definitional clarity and new insights.